NISSAN ANTI-LOCK BRAKE (ABS) ACTUATOR SAFETY RECALL


THE FOLLOWING NISSAN VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO THE ABS ACTUATOR RECALL:

Model
Model Years
Maxima
2016-2017
Murano
2015-2017
Pathfinder
2017-2018

Reason for Recall

In some vehicles affected by this recall, the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) actuator may leak brake fluid. If this occurs, the ABS warning lamp will illuminate and remain continuously illuminated on the instrument panel. However, the leak can potentially create an electrical short, and in rare instances, may lead to a fire.

What You Should Do

If the ABS warning lamp in your vehicle (shown below) illuminates continually for more than ten (10) seconds after engine start:

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light

Please stop driving your vehicle immediately and call Nissan Roadside Assistance at 1-800-225-2476 to arrange towing your vehicle to a Nissan dealer at no cost to you.

Park your vehicle outdoors, away from other vehicles or structures, until your vehicle has been inspected and repaired by a Nissan Dealership.

Next Steps

Contact your Nissan dealer at your earliest convenience in order to arrange an appointment to have your vehicle remedied. You may find your nearest dealer using this link: Dealer Locator

If you have questions regarding the safety recall, you may contact Nissan Consumer Affairs at (800) 867-7669.

Nissan is committed to the safety and security of our customers and their passengers. We are indeed sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

If you are not sure if your specific vehicle is affected, please enter your vehicle VIN on the previous page for confirmation.

This page will be periodically updated with new information, so please check back.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Is this a safety recall?

A. Yes.

Q. What is the reason for safety recall?

A. Due to a supplier issue that has since been corrected, the ABS actuator pump seal in some vehicles may leak brake fluid, causing the electric circuit board to malfunction. If this occurs, the ABS warning lamp will illuminate and remain continually illuminated on the instrument panel. However, if the vehicle continues to be operated with this condition, the leak could potentially create an electric short, which in rare instances, could result in a fire.

Q. What will be the corrective action for this voluntary safety recall campaign?

A. The dealer will inspect the serial number of the ABS actuator and, if affected, replace the actuator with a new one free of charge. If your vehicle was inspected as part of a previous recall (16V-636), your ABS actuator will be replaced with a new one, at no cost you.

Q. What model year vehicles are involved?

A. Certain MY2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, MY2015-2017 Nissan Murano and MY2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles.

Q. Are you experiencing this condition on any other Nissan (or Infiniti) models?

A. Yes. Certain MY2017 INFINITI QX60 vehicles are also affected. Please visit http://www.infinitiusa.com/recalls-vin/ for more information about INFINITI models.

Q. How can I tell if my vehicle is affected?

A. You may enter your VIN to see if your vehicle is affected by visiting the Nissan VIN look up website at http://www.nissanusa.com/recalls-vin/ or contact Nissan Consumer Affairs at (800) 867-7669.

Q. When will parts be available to repair my vehicle?

A. Parts are available. Contact your Nissan Dealership for the inspection and repair.

Q. I previously paid to have my ABS actuator replaced, can I be reimbursed for the repair?

A. If you have paid to have your ABS actuator replaced due to the warning lamp being ON, you may be eligible for reimbursement of the related expense. Please contact Nissan Consumer Affairs at (800) 867-7669 with any questions concerning eligibility for reimbursement.

Q. Will a rental vehicle be provided while the dealer is servicing the vehicle?

A. If after inspection your vehicle requires the ABS Actuator to be replaced, a rental will be provided while parts are on order.

Q. Is my vehicle safe to drive until it is repaired?

A. If the ABS Warning Light is ON, do not drive your vehicle; park it outside away from structures and other vehicles. Have your vehicle towed to a Nissan dealer by calling Nissan Roadside Assistance at 1-800-225-2476.

If the ABS Warning Light is Not ON, Owners may drive their vehicle at their own discretion, but Nissan urges owners to bring their vehicle to a Nissan dealer as soon as possible to have their ABS actuator inspected.

Q. Is there anything owners can do to lessen this condition?

A. Bring the vehicle to the dealer for inspection as soon as possible if the vehicle is subject to this recall. If the ABS warning lamp continuously illuminates after starting the vehicle, stop driving the vehicle immediately; park it outside away from structures and other vehicles; and have your vehicle towed to the dealership by calling Nissan Roadside Assistance at 1-800-225-2476.

Q. Is there any charge for the repair?

A. No, the repair will be performed for the customer free of charge for parts and labor.

Q. Will I have to take my vehicle back to the selling dealer to have the service performed?

A. No, any authorized Nissan dealer is able to perform the recall campaign.